Chef Ricardo Valverde has put together an incredible tasting menu which I experiencd the other night, this Pescetarian menu is on until the end of March available Sunday – Thursday. The menu is $59 per person, with wine pairings extra, for both it is $99 per person.
An Amuse of Lobster Bisque, coconut espuma was served at the beginning.
Causa Mixta selection of shellfish, yam, nori, acevichado sauce; this was an outstanding dish and it was paired with Seastar Stella Maris 2014 (mostly Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris) Pender Island, BC
Matane Shrimp Risotto cauliflower, hazelnuts, preserved lemon, thyme; another outstanding dish and this one was paired with Prima Volta Chardonnay 2015 Okanagan Valley, BC.
Aji Panca Glazed Sablefish quinoa crackling, kale gomae, smoked potato puree; the fish was just like butter, delicious dish and it was paired with Kettle Valley Reserve Pinot Noir 2013 Okanagan Valley, BC.
Picarones a peruvian classic, lucuma ice cream, fig syrup; for a sweet ending; paired with Late Harvest Sperling 2014 Okanagan Valley, BC.
Ancora Dining is located at 1600 Howe Street in downtown Vancouver, to book this tasting menu, call them at 604-681-1164.
By: Richard Wolak